My Side-Hustle: Make More Words
Not content with my plethora of WIPs, jobs, and projects, I decided to launch a clothing line. *insert that grimace-y smile emoji. You know the one*
It’s called MAKE MORE WORDS. It’s full of awesome T-Shirts, Totes, and other cool things for readers and writists alike.
It all started at Christmas, when I wanted to buy myself a nerdy writerly T-Shirt, and just couldn’t find one that I liked. So I decided to make my own. Then I… sort of didn’t stop making them? And I ended up with a load of these designs and thought, what the hell? Let’s see if anyone else likes them too.
And thus, with the whimpering bugle of a party horn… Make More Words was born!
It’s actually loads of fun. Back in the day, I used to make a decent living from sites like Red Bubble and Skreend, but in recent years those sites have become stupidly saturated with knock-off fandom stuff, so us folk wanting to make pretty, silly things get lost in the crowd. Design is something I’ve always loved. So yay projects!
The most popular design so far is my WRITIST design. I really like it too. I find the word “Writer” — or worse — “Author” much to big to handle. But Writist? I can deal with that.
I’m also really quite partial to the actual Make More Words logo, coz, ya know, it’s motivational, and all pretty and stuff. And I’ve done it in pretty colours and also black. Those are the official design options, too: “pretty colours” or “black”. See? I’m a pro.
And every time I get a new product, I try to make a professional image, but then I either get too excited and just wing it…
Or my cat gets involved…
I love that design too! Don’t you think some writerly merch is sometimes just too ON THE NOSE?! I think I like my “subtle writer” message a bit more, but that might just be coz I’m awfully introverted and don’t like to shout about these things. I’d much rather people think I’m a “Word-loving Readaholic Introverted Truth-seeking Enigmatic Rogue” any day. (geddit? geddit? Of course you geddit. There’s also a similar design for READER too.)
Anyway, so this is what I’ve been up to. If you like the stuff, please check it out! If not, I’ll keep my blog and Make More Words mostly separate moving forward, I was just mega excited to launch!
Here is a sooper secret discount code that’ll get you 10% off any order, just coz you read this blog (and that means you’re awesome) : BLOGGER10
Make More Words is UK based, so the UK shipping is hella decent. It’s a bit more elsewhere, so sorry about that. But you UK peeps? You’re Totes ready for those T’s.
(That was just… an awful product-based pun. I shall desist. Immediately.)